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281 Kandy City Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

281 Kandy City Hostel not only offers you all the necessary facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay, but we treat our guests like family.

281 Kandy City Hostel provides dorm room as well as private room. Free wifi features the whole property. Our friendly staff is always there to help you.

Budget Twin Rooms With Common Bath
· Common up-to-date washroom including hot water
· Fully equipped common pantry for guests to use
· Free WiFi, common TV, intercom telephone facility

14 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
· 14 comfortable divan type beds in one hall with fans
· Fully equipped common pantry for use by guests
· Common up-to-date washroom including hot water
· Security lockers available for nominal rates
· Free WiFi, common TV, intercom telephone facility

Deluxe Double Room with City View
· 3 deluxe double rooms with panoramic views of the city
· Includes private attached washrooms with hot water
· Free WiFi & TV in room
· Fully equipped pantry common pantry for guests to use

1. Cancellation policy: 1 day before arrival.
2. Check in from 11:00 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 11:00 am.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash only.
5. Reception working hours: 24 hours.
6. No age restriction.
7. Taxes included.
8. Breakfast not included.
9. No pets. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 6.5

  • Staff 5.5

  • Atmosphere 5.0

  • Cleanliness 6.5

  • Facilities 6.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Feb 2019
    Great location, clean and lovely staff. Stayed in the big dorm which had own kitchen & clean showeroom/ bathrooms. Staff always around to help & provide advise. Beds comfy & good WiFi. Would definitely recommend.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Feb 2019
    Really clean and nice! The bathrooms were super clean and new and beds comfortable. Would stay again for sure.
    Finland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    23 Jan 2019
    Perfect place to stay for a night or two in Kandy. Perfect location from the train station, about a 5 minute walk. Really close to an amazing ice cream shop. Beds are some of the most comfortable I’ve slept on, only the dorm room was incredibly hot. Worker la there were incredibly helpful, wanted to get a reserved seat for the train for us and the worker there found one for us. Doesn’t have any atmosphere, so if you’re alone and looking to meet people, this isn’t it.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    25 Jan 2019
    Good for a night, close to railway and bus station.
    Serbia, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Jan 2019
    It’s a weird atmosphere- I felt like most backpackers were there for a short stay, they come and go after a night or two so there really isn’t any social presence. The staff don’t really make an effort to create a nice atmosphere either. All in all it was worth the money though.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Jan 2019
    Not much atmosphere so wouldn’t recommend for solo travellers but it was a good place to stop the night before catching the train and is a short 15/20 minute walk to town. Showers are nice and clean and we slept well here. You have to pay for lockers
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    26 Jan 2019
    I was in the big dorm with fan. It was very hot and only two bathrooms. It is far from the city so not a lot of people stay in. No atmosphere. Anyway it is hotter inside than outside. It is cheap so if you want something simple and do not mind walking our take a tuk tuk for everything, it’s an ok place for you.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1

    Rating

    03 Feb 2019
    Only stayed for 1 night. Stayed at doom, maybe 10 beds. No AC, but noisy fans. Beds were good enough. Toilets was warm and small. Showeres were only hot, steaming hot!! Was hard to actually take a shower in them. Not much atmosphere in the hostel. Had some tour booking in the lobby. Some cafes, restaurant and supermarket closeby. Few minute walk to Kandy city sentre. Had to pay extra for a small security locker. Not sure if I would book again.
    Norway, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 3.4

    Rating

    12 Feb 2019
    The staff are the worst I have ever experienced. Tha janitor told me about a homicide which I have never asked about. The receptionist was very rude to say the least. Eventhough the location is conveniently located, the staff and the environment doesn’t make it worth the risk. You’ve been warned.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 2.6

    Rating

    02 Mar 2019
    We called ahead to confirm our arrival time but when we reached, the owner and his aides were drinking & said all beds were full. They sent us to another property. being girls, it wasn't safe going out as everything shuts down by 7pm. This house had no drinking water, no marketplace nearby, no hot water in the bathroom, har charging sockets and only one fan. The refund we got was HW credit in individual accounts which wasn't transferable or usable for a combined booking.
    India, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Games Room


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